The History of the Ancient Borough of Pontefract: Containing an Interesting Account of Its Castle, and the Three Different Sieges it Sustained, During the Civil War, with Notes and Pedigrees, of Some of the Most Distinguished Royalists and Parliamentarians, Chiefly Drawn from Manuscripts Never Before Published

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Page 96 - Nay then, farewell ! I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness : And, from that full meridian of my glory, I haste now to my setting. I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more.
Page 112 - I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world: And for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it; yet I'll hammer it out. My brain I'll prove the female to my soul; My soul the father: and these two beget A generation of still-breeding thoughts...
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